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IoT Could Improve Lives of the Elderly

IoT Could Improve Lives of the Elderly

The Internet of Things could offer dramatic improvements to the lifestyles of retirees, according to an article by Joseph Coughlin for The Wall Street Journal. Coughlin essentially argues that the growing array of connected devices will help to monitor and safeguard the elderly as they struggle with diminishing physical and mental capabilities. Coughlin offers several plausible…

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics has announced a strategic partnership with Groupo Haganá that will see its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology implemented by the Brazilian security firm. The partnership primarily involves the development and deployment of SIGAH Mobile and SIGAH Fixed solutions to better equip Haganá’s security infrastructure on an operating level. São Paulo is the site…

IoT: The Internet of Change

IoT: The Internet of Change

How The Internet of Things Is Changing The Identity Conversation The conversation around identity is changing quickly in terms of mobility thanks to the rising interest in the Internet of Things and connectivity in general. So far, 2015 has been host to a number of big announcements and major presentations at global technology events that have…

Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

A number of new studies are highlighting the utility of X2 Biosystems’ head-mounted impact sensor technology, the company says. The company’s biometric technology has helped researchers in a range of fields to study physiological and behavioural responses to physical impacts. One study, conducted in a joint effort between Stanford University and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of…

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

MWC 2015: Day 2 – Accessibility and The Connected Globe

Today was day two of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill is investigating the identity management industry presence. Facebook and Google both held presentations today, and the topic that had everyone talking was accessibility. Where as yesterday we were concerned with digital identity and the GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform we…

ElevenPaths to Showcase Authentication, eSignature Solutions at MWC

ElevenPaths to Showcase Authentication, eSignature Solutions at MWC

Digital security company ElevenPaths, in partnership with Spanish telecom company Telefónica, S.A., has announced two new security solutions that they’ll be showcasing at the Mobile World Congress 2015. Dubbed SmartID and SealSign respectively, both new solutions prominently feature biometric security. SmartID is a user authentication system designed both for apps and physical equipment. The system uses a…

SXSW Session Will Consider Wearables and Happiness

SXSW Session Will Consider Wearables and Happiness

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) is going to see a bit of wearable tech evangelism in the form of a Core Conversation called “Wearables and the Happiness Quotient”. The conference session has been organized by Ready Set Rocket, a digital marketing agency based in NYC, and Interbrand, a global brand consultancy firm. The session’s…

Wearable Tech Could Blur Lines of Disability

Wearable Tech Could Blur Lines of Disability

Wearable tech is changing the way we think about physical disabilities, according to a Fortune article by David Z. Morris. Citing a few different examples of boundary-pushing wearable devices, Morris argues that the technology could redefine physical disability itself, with users coming to see “the body’s weaknesses as negotiable,” as one consultant puts it. A…

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Zwipe Integrates With HID Global, Makes Biometric Upgrade Accessible

Today Zwipe, a biometric technology company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, announced that its Zwipe Access biometric cards can be integrated with HID Global’s iCLASS and 125kHz ProxCard systems. In short, the integration  allows users of said HID Global security systems have easier access to biometric physical access control factors. In the world of…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Location, Competition

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Location, Competition

This week at Mobile ID World we began our month long examination of the BYOD movement and how biometrics can bring efficiency to the workplace. Meanwhile in the industry news section Apple entered some new territory, Android devices had their own share of complex developments, we saw some exciting new and innovative solutions, and healthcare…

Location of Things: Pixie Connects And Identifies Physical Objects

Location of Things: Pixie Connects And Identifies Physical Objects

The Internet of Things might be the next major world changing space in terms of connectivity and mobility, but in its current state there aren’t many consumer applications that can help familiarize the general public with the major benefits that M2M can bring to everyday life. Connected cars and wearable tech are almost accessible to…

Embarcadero Highlights Misfit Shine Platform for Use of OAuth 2.0

Embarcadero Highlights Misfit Shine Platform for Use of OAuth 2.0

In this week’s “Developing the Internet of Things Showcase”, Embarcadero Technologies is highlighting the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor platform. The system uses a wearable device – the Misfit Shine – to monitor biometric data produced both from users’ physical activity such as walking, biking, and even swimming, and from users’ sleep patterns; that…

Xiaomi Mi Box Mini Could be Tentative Step Away from Smartphone Market

Xiaomi Mi Box Mini Could be Tentative Step Away from Smartphone Market

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled a new device similar to Android TV, and according to a Kotaku East review by Eric Jou, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The Xiaomi Mi Box Mini is apparently pretty good for TV content, but not so great for gaming. Xiaomi is a significant player on the…

Here Comes Biometric Marketing

Here Comes Biometric Marketing

We’re about to enter an age of biometric marketing, says Cavan Canavan in an article on TechCrunch. Canavan, a co-founder of motion-tracking tech developer FocusMotion, argues that the biometric technology poised to be included in the coming wave of wearable tech will allow companies to monitor not only users’ physical well-being, but the physiological signals…

LaunchKey Raises Millions in Latest Funding Round

LaunchKey Raises Millions in Latest Funding Round

LaunchKey, a platform offering multimodal decentralized security, has raised $3 million in its latest round of seed funding. Metamorphic Ventures led the round, and funding also came in from firms such as Crosslink Capital and ENIAC Ventures, bringing LaunchKey’s total investment to $4 million. LaunchKey hopes to use this funding to expand its team and…

The FIDO Alliance Announces Password Killing CES 2015 Presence

The FIDO Alliance Announces Password Killing CES 2015 Presence

After officially releasing its final 1.0 draft specifications for strong online authentication last week, the FIDO Alliance, a consortium dedicated to replacing passwords with next generation security – has announced a substantial lineup to be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January. Support for FIDO has grown rapidly and immensely…

Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Alipay All Poised to Face Off in Chinese Market

Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Alipay All Poised to Face Off in Chinese Market

China UnionPay, the country’s online payment and credit card monopoly, will launch an online payment service in the third quarter of next year on Android devices, according to a Want China Times article by Wang Yanhui. Dubbed Android Pay, the service will likely compete directly against the mCommerce platform Apple Pay, which is scheduled for a…

iWallet’s Chadsey Warns of ‘Frenzied Scenario’ for Travellers

iWallet’s Chadsey Warns of ‘Frenzied Scenario’ for Travellers

iWallet Corporation is warning travelers to be secure their cards this holiday season. In a new press release, the company suggests that its digitally-secured wallets and other such “techcessories” could prove invaluable in protecting consumers as they embark on their holiday travels. In the release, CEO Jack Chadsey notes that “more than 300,000 report their…

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